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Medazzaland [Import]

Duran Duran Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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In the 80s Duran Duran were the most successful new romantic band of the “second British Invasion”, helped by their stylish and sexually charged videos which received heavy play on MTV.

Formed in 1978 by John Taylor (bass) and Nick Rhodes (keyboards) in Birmingham, England, their most successful line-up also included Simon Le Bon (vocals), Andy Taylor (guitar) and Roger ... Read more in Amazon's Duran Duran Store

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  • Audio CD (23 Dec 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B000002TY9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 92,839 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Medazzaland
2. Big Bang Generation
3. Electric Barberella
4. Out Of My Mind
5. Who Do You Think You Are?
6. Gilva Halo
7. Be My Icon
8. Buried In The Sand
9. Michael You've Got A Lot To Answer For
10. Midnight Sun
11. So Long Suicide
12. Undergoing Treatment

Product Description

DURAN DURAN Medazzaland (1997 US 12-track CD album including Electric Barbarella Big Bang Generation and Who Do You Think You Are - this album was not released in UK picture sleeve with original bright pink tray)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best in the 90's 11 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
It is a shame this album went by practically unnoticed. Its a shame because it really is the best Duran Duran album of the 1990's. This doesn't mean I'm saying Durans other 90's releases are rubbish, on the contary. The Wedding Album saw Duran back in the charts (Ordinary World reached number 6 in the UK charts) and boasted excellent writting skills, the sound was crisp and Le Bons vocals in top form. Then two years later 'Thank You' was released. Although a good effort-it was in my opinon the worst album the boys have ever produced. Luckily, 2 years later 'Meddazaland' showed up. A finly crafted album consisting of songs with a bitter and dark sound and theme (maybe to reflect 'Thank You''s failure?). Once agian Simon Le Bon sings beautifully with a edge that suggest he is thinking deeply about each individual word as he pronounces them. Nick Rhodes' keyboards equals Simons vocals to give an even delivery. Nick also provides the vocals for the title track and although he doesn't actually sing, his voice presents well his love for poetry. Warrens giutars are deep and bitter and serve up an over all grittyness to the album. Meddazaland shows a side of Duran never before seen - a more dirty, bitter face that truely has worked to produce an album worthy of the 'best since Rio' title.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A crime to not be released 11 Nov 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Im a hardcore Duranie owning all their albums, and this one was definatly the hardest to come by, seeing as it wasnt released in the UK. after finally getting a copy, i can say its one of their best albums. this album is a far cry from the cheesy 80s era of duran, and from the opening Medazzaland (featuring Rhodes doing a stellar job on vocals) you can feel the darker tones. Midnight sun is my standout track, and Electric Barberella is much much better than the edited version on Greatest. If you can get a copy, i highly recommend it, but only to hardcore fans, if you left the band after & and The Ragged Tiger then you wont appreciate this fantastic album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars return to form 7 Mar 2004
By Shelvy
Format:Audio CD
I purchased this c.d when it first came out in the States in 1997, having been a life long Duranie, I was hungry for some new material after the disappointing thank you project.The first track "Meddazzaland" is an abstract piece and the first to feature Nick Rhodes on full time vocal duties! Please dont be put off by this!
Track 2 "Big Bang Generation" is a fine return to form, as is "Electric Barbarella". Anyone who appreciates 80's Duran will love these two tracks.
"Out of my Mind" is a criminally ignored mid-paced Duran classic.
The album carries on in this vein up to track 9 "Michael, you've got a lot to answer for" which is a touching tribute to their friend Michael Hutchence. Track 10 "Midnight sun" is another classic Duran ballad.
In my opinion track 11 "So long Suicide" is the stand-out track on the album, highlighting Warrens' guitar playing abilities, Nicks arrangement, and Simons' excellent vocals.
The album closes with the strange "Undergoing Treatment" this appears to be a tongue-in-cheek view of themselves and the pop star life.
I fully recommend this album to any Duran fan.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat underrated... 9 Nov 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
As the late 1990's approached, any casual music listener would have been forgiven for thinking that Duran Duran had retired.
Truth was, they were busy working on this rather decent album effort, but record label struggles, further problems within the band and the commerical failure of their previous release all combined to hinder the band's progress.
In fact to date, this album has never found a UK release and probably never will do, but it did find it's way onto ITunes in 2006.
The Single "Out Of My Mind" found it's way onto "The Saint" soundtrack, and to be fair, this is a good song, I think it found it's way to 21 on the UK singles chart.
Elsewhere, songs like "Who Do You Think You Are" is aimed at bassist John Taylor (who quit the band during the making of the album) and "Electric Barbarella" found a UK single release also.
Other noteworthy tracks include "Midnight Sun," and "Michael You've Got A Lot To Answer For," the latter written about INXS singer Michael Hutchence, just before his death.
It was a shame this album is rather forgotten amongst Duran Duran's catalogue, if you can get yourself a copy then I recommend you do so, it's up there with the best of Duran's 90's work.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album 13 Sep 2004
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Okay so it's not Rio but it is a very good album. It is criminal that the record industry didn't get behind this album. "Out Of My Mind" is the highlight.
There is also a song about Michael Hutchence on this too. The album came out a month before he died.
There are little bits of Beatles and Rolling Stones on this towards the end but rather than being a rip off, they use the sounds cleverly.
Okay it lacks a little bit of focus and at times the effects on Simon's vocals are a bit much but there is not a turkey on this. Every song is good.
If this had come out instead of Notorious, back in 96, it would have been a classic and Duran would have reached a new height.
Currently awaiting "Pop Trash" to drop through my letter box, another album that I ignored because I though this band was finished. I was wrong and I am proud to once again buy their music. Cant wait for Astronaut. Feel like a teenager again.
C'mon, lets get these lads back on top and sweep aside the rubbish pop that litters Radio 1.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still there, still kicking
Just had to 5 star this album. As most albums after Big Thing, this one has been forgotten or just underrated. For me the albums after Big Thing are my favourites. Read more
Published 10 months ago by J. G. Herdes
5.0 out of 5 stars A light under a bushel
I've been into Duran Duran since their glory days of "Girls on Film" and "Rio". When the original line-up split, I did lose interest, so from "Notorious" onwards they only provided... Read more
Published 11 months ago by P. R. MacCabe
5.0 out of 5 stars Duran Duran
Excellent product, couldn't get it any where else so really pleased. amamzon has a really good music site, good value.
Published 18 months ago by mark
4.0 out of 5 stars Still putting it out there.
Warren Cuccurullo has been unfairly forgotten when it comes to the history of Duran Duran and whether this is because of his big muscles and resemblance to pervy surgeon "The Todd"... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Mr. Paul I. Harrod
5.0 out of 5 stars duran duran trying to survive
Medazzaland is an album in which we find the effort of the band to remain on the surface. Tracks as "bing bang generation" and the stunning "electric barbarella" give the... Read more
Published on 10 May 2012 by Vassilios Cosmopoulos
5.0 out of 5 stars Two Thirty
It seems crazy to be reviewing an album that was (un)released 11 years ago (except in the UK - the bands home market) but it's one of my favourite Duran albums and I would... Read more
Published on 30 April 2010 by R. EDWARDS
5.0 out of 5 stars A lost album
A seriously overlooked album and probably one of my Duran Duran favourites. There are songs here that are unusual, original and clearly show Warren Curriculo's musical ability. Read more
Published on 3 Feb 2009 by L. R. J. Middlehurst
4.0 out of 5 stars Hardcore
really struggled to get into this record but having tired quickly of Astronaut and hated Trash i think there are some gems on medazzaland. Read more
Published on 28 Dec 2007 by medazaland
4.0 out of 5 stars great 90s music
well considering duran duran were a 3some they released a good album with catchy tracks plus some ballads.medazzaland is very underrated like many other duran cds. Read more
Published on 8 Jan 2006 by chris corley
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